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tick

Definitions by Oxford


[tɪk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a mark (✓) used to indicate that an item in a list or text is correct or has been chosen, checked, or dealt with.

- a regular short, sharp sound, especially that made by a clock or watch
(e.g: the comforting tick of the grandfather clock)

- the smallest recognized amount by which a price of a security or future may fluctuate.


Phrases:
- tick all the boxes
- what makes someone tick

Origin:
Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘pat, touch’): probably of Germanic origin and related to Dutch tik (noun), tikken (verb) ‘pat, touch’. The noun was recorded in late Middle English as ‘a light tap’; current senses date from the late 17th century


[tɪk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- mark (an item) with a tick or select (a box) on a form, questionnaire, etc. to indicate that something has been chosen, checked, approved, or dealt with
(e.g: just tick the appropriate box below)

- (of a clock or other mechanical device) make regular short, sharp sounds, typically one for every second of time that passes
(e.g: I could hear the clock ticking)


Phrases:
- tick all the boxes
- what makes someone tick

Origin:


[tɪk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a parasitic arachnid that attaches itself to the skin of a terrestrial vertebrate from which it sucks blood, leaving the host when sated. Some species transmit diseases, including tularaemia and Lyme disease.

- a worthless or contemptible person
(e.g: he was shown up in court for the little tick that he was)


Phrases:
- as full as a tick
- as tight as a tick

Origin:
Old English ticia, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch teek and German Zecke


[tɪk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a fabric case stuffed with feathers or other material to form a mattress or pillow.


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English: probably Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tēke, or Middle Dutch tīke, via West Germanic from Latin theca ‘case’, from Greek thēkē


[tɪk], (Noun)

Definitions:


Phrases:
- on tick

Origin:
mid 17th century: apparently short for ticket in the phrase on the ticket, referring to an IOU or promise to pay







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